Activitst Group Member Charged with Simple Assault of State Representative
A member of the Iowa House says he was assaulted at the Capitol as he was confronted by members of an activist group pushing his committee to consider a wage theft bill. Representative Greg Forristall reported an incident Tuesday while Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement rallied at the Capitol. Iowa CCI member Joe Fagan has been charged with simple assault for allegedly grabbing Forristall's arm as the group sought to talk with him. The group has denied that an assault occurred. The group is pushing for a bill that would require businesses to tell workers when they're hired how much they'll be paid and reveal any paycheck deductions. Forristall says the bill will not come up in his committee.